When: Fri., March 3, 10-11:30 a.m. 2017
The first in a trilogy, 1948’s Nosotros los Pobres (We, the Poor) is one of the most beloved films in the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (it was followed by You, the Rich and Pepe, the Bull.) Directed by Ismael Rodríguez, the film also provides a fine reminder of the legendary Pedro Infante, a superstar who, before his untimely death in a plane crash at age 39, excelled as a singer and actor with unbelievable range. The long association of Rodríguez and Infante would earn its ultimate international recognition when Infante won the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear for Best Actor for Tizoc (1957), also directed by Rodríguez. Infante died soon before the awards ceremony, so his family insisted Rodríguez keep the prize.